The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Our mission is to advance scientific knowledge and to provide science-based information to improve the sustainability of food
and fiber production, protection of natural resources and the lives of all the people in Tennessee and across the world.


Upcoming Events

Dec 24, 2021 December 24 - December 30

Winter Holiday

December 24 - December 30
Dec 31, 2021 All day

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology provides leadership in the generation and dissemination of knowledge on insects, related arthropods, and plant and animal diseases that affect the quality of life of all Tennesseans. Our Department is the only academic unit in Tennessee with the mission and responsibility to provide basic and applied information on questions of plant diseases and insect related problems affecting plants, animals, and humans. Successful fulfillment of the mission requires a diverse complement of disciplinary expertise working in a highly integrated environment of teaching, research, extension, and outreach. Departmental programs focus primarily on solving problems within Tennessee, yet draw on information generated worldwide and, in turn, provide information that is useful throughout the world.


 EPP students have the opportunities to study a range of topics related to plant pathology, entomology and bioinformatics.

extension & outreach

UT Extension works with communities to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.


UT AgResearch advances science in agriculture and food systems, natural resource management, and family and community sciences.


EPP strives to provide innovative, inclusive, high quality graduate education in the fields of entomology, plant pathology, and bioinformatics.


The mission of the Entomology and Plant Pathology (EPP) Department is to advance scientific knowledge and to provide science-based information to improve the sustainability of food and fiber production, protect natural resources, and enhance the lives of all people in Tennessee and across the world.


Our vision is to be a recognized and innovative leader in discovery, education, development, and applications related to entomology and plant pathology.


We are committed to a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment. We welcome students, postdoctoral research associates, visiting scholars, and others regardless of age, appearance, disability status, gender, gender identity, geographic background, marital/partnered status, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, and all other characteristics that make each of us unique. We continually work to create an inclusive environment that reflects the diversity of society in general. We aim to cultivate an environment built on mentorship, encouragement, tolerance, and mutual respect. We believe diversity brings together a wide range of abilities, experiences, perspectives, and world views that are crucial to enriching experiences and addressing challenging research questions.

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ATTENTION: It's time for our next session in the At Home Beekeeping Series! 🐝 Please join us today, 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟎, 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟔:𝟑𝟎 - 𝟕:𝟑𝟎 𝐂𝐒𝐓 to hear Alexandria Payne (TAMU) speak on honey bee viruses and best beekeeping practices. Watch live on Zoom, on Facebook Lawrence County Alabama Extension Office, or watch the recording (posted for 2 weeks).#beekeeping #beekeepers #beekeepingwebinar #beekeepinglife ... See MoreSee Less
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Please join our DEI committee on December 1st at 11:30 AM as they will be hosting a Lunch and Learn to celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The seminar titled "Decolonizing the Coffee Industry: Building Community One Cup at a Time" will be presented by Ms. Gowa.Registration is required to attend this seminar: of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture ... See MoreSee Less
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📣 Attention Alert‼️ Today is the last game in Neyland this 🏈season and the honey bees have predicted their winner! 🐝 Did they predict that Tennessee Football will beat their in-state rival? Find out now!#GoVols ... See MoreSee Less
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Seminars for our department have come to a close this fall semester. To all of the presenters, thank you for your outstanding lectures and presentations. To view the Fall 2021 seminars, please visit #fallseminar #GRADUATESCHOOL ... See MoreSee Less
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